John Millman took advantage of the wild card granted to him by the organizers of the Australian Open 2023 and he gained access to the second round by beating Marc-Andrea Huesler in the fifth set. The Australian will face Daniil Medvedev for the first time in his career and is looking forward to this incredible experience.
Millman is one of the most intelligent and physical players on the circuit and has already achieved some prestigious victories in the most important Tour tournaments in the past. Impossible to forget his sensational comeback against Roger Federer in the round of 16 of the US Open 2018.
The Brisbane player has also surprised tennis players like Nick Kyrgios and Hubert Hurkacz in a Grand Slam event, and he will try to do his utmost to stop the finalist from last year’s Australian Open.
Millman remembers his win over Roger Federer at the US Open 2018
Millman said in a press conference, making a clear reference to the match he won against Federer in 2018: “These are the matches that every tennis player would like to play.
He’s one of the few players I’ve never faced before. I like watching him play. When you challenge Daniil, you have to work on every point. He doesn’t give you a lot of freebies, he covers the field extremely well, he likes to extend the rallies.
It will be a very tough battle. But I’ve already won against some of the top players in the past. I like playing against them. I can’t wait to face this challenge. Australia is a special place to play tennis, I love my country. This motivates me a lot.
I always try to harness the energy that the public gives me. I have many incredible memories on Court 3. One of the best moments of my career was when I played against Gilles Muller. I won in five sets and that match gave me the confidence to compete at this level.
I’m exhausted right now, but a lot of people from Brisbane will be here to see me. Even today there were many. They are special and I will always remember these moments at the end of my career.”
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